CMA CGM introduces dedicated drop-off empty Containers drop off facility at ICD Birgunj
MARSEILLE: The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime transport, is pleased to announce that it has recently started an offering for drop-off of empty containers (post de-stuffing of Nepal-bound import cargo) at ICD Birgunj, the key gateway dry port in Nepal, for Rail containers with 21 days detention free time for all Nepal Rail bound containers. This facility ensures substantial savings for the Nepal Export-Import community and also efficiency of faster turnarounds.
The Group also organised a trade meet for the key stakeholders of the Nepalese Export-Import community recently. This is the first event being organised by the Group in Nepal, which has been served for many years via the gateway port of Kolkata. The evening was well attended by key representatives from the Nepalese & Indian stake holders, including the Nepal Freight Forwarder’s association and key beneficiary cargo owners.
The trade meet was organised by CMA CGM India, which is responsible for Nepal as well. Speaking at the occasion, Ms Audrey DOLHEN, Managing Director of CMA CGM India emphasized the Group’s commitment in facilitating seamless logistics solutions for the Nepal trade including the wide coverage of rail and road options from Kolkata Port to various key destinations in Nepal. Further, she also announced the formation of a dedicated team in CMA CGM’s Kolkata office, who would be responsible for Nepal trade management.
The various initiatives of CMA CGM regarding customer centricity, one of the Group’s strategic priorities, were presented during the event. Among these initiatives, CMA CGM’s e-business platform was presented. This platform provides enhanced visibility and transaction options, especially for hinterland customers in markets like Nepal.
CMA CGM’s connects Nepal with its world-wide maritime services via its hub ports in Colombo, Singapore & Port Klang, which is connected to Kolkata via dedicated feeder services.